plot.bgeva {bgeva}R Documentation

bgeva plotting


It takes a fitted bgeva object produced by bgeva() and plots the component smooth functions that make it up on the scale of the linear predictor.

This function is based on plot.gam() in mgcv. Please see the documentation of plot.gam() for full details.


## S3 method for class 'bgeva'
plot(x, ...)



A fitted bgeva object as produced by bgeva().


Other graphics parameters to pass on to plotting commands, as described for plot.gam in mgcv.


This function produces plot showing the smooth terms of a fitted semiparametric bivariate probit model. For plots of 1-D smooths, the x axis of each plot is labelled using the name of the regressor, while the y axis is labelled as s(regr,edf) where regr is the regressor name, and edf the estimated degrees of freedom of the smooth. As for 2-D smooths, perspective plots are produced with the x-axes labelled with the first and second variable names and the y axis is labelled as s(var1,var2,edf), which indicates the variables of which the term is a function and the edf for the term.

If seWithMean=TRUE, then the confidence intervals include the uncertainty about the overall mean. That is, although each smooth is shown centred, the confidence intervals are obtained as if every other term in the model was constrained to have average 0 (average taken over the covariate values) except for the smooth being plotted. The theoretical arguments and simulation study of Marra and Wood (2012) suggests that seWithMean=TRUE results in intervals with close to nominal frequentist coverage probabilities. This option should not be used when fitting a random effect model.


The function generates plots.


The function can not deal with smooths of more than 2 variables.


Maintainer: Giampiero Marra


Marra G. and Wood S.N. (2012), Coverage Properties of Confidence Intervals for Generalized Additive Model Components. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 39(1), 53-74.

See Also

bgeva, summary.bgeva


## see examples for bgeva

[Package bgeva version 0.3-1 Index]